ESA Annual Meetings Online Program

Symposium: The Global Grass-Based Ecosystem: Connectivity, Diversity and Management

Sunday, November 11, 2012: 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
KCEC 1 (Holiday Inn Knoxville Downtown)
Matthew J. Petersen
David J. Shetlar

1:30 PM
Introductory Remarks
1:55 PM
Soil nematode diversity across an urban to rural gradient
Parwinder S. Grewal, Ohio State University
2:35 PM
Imported fire ants near the edge of their range: Disturbance and moisture determine prevalence and impact of an invasive social insect
Edward G. LeBrun, University of Texas ; Rob M. Plowes, University of Texas ; Lawrence E. Gilbert, University of Texas
2:55 PM
3:30 PM
3:50 PM
Latitudinal variation in plant-herbivore interactions involving the invasive grass Phragmites australis
James T. Cronin, Louisiana State University ; Ganesh Bhattarai, Louisiana State University ; Laura A. Meyerson, University of Rhode Island
4:10 PM
Impact of cogongrass (Imperata cylindrica) invasion on arthropod diversity and soil microfauna in Alabama
Sallie Martin, Auburn University ; David W. Held, Auburn University ; Charles H. Ray, Auburn University ; Stephen Enloe, Auburn University ; Nancy Lowenstein, Forestry & Wildlife Sciences ; Lori Eckhardt, Auburn University
4:30 PM
Concluding Remarks
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